April 27, 1924 ~ November 26, 2022
Born in: Woodfin, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Marie Watkins Clontz died on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Born April 27, 1924, she was a daughter of Edgar and Lucinda Watkins. She was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School classes and participated in missions classes and activities.
After having served in schools of Buncombe County for thirty-two years, Marie retired in 1979 as principal of Woodfin Elementary School, the same school where she had begun her formal education.
In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by Homer Clontz, her husband of fifty-nine years; grandson Joel Sanders; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Orville Myers and Bernette and F.B. Chambers.
Surviving Marie are her son Stanford Clontz and daughter and son-in-law Beth and Clay Sanders; three grandchildren and spouses and a great grandson; and a number of special, caring nieces and nephews.
We will be placing the urn on Monday, December 5, at 3:00 p.m. at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Friends are welcome to join us. We will gather afterwards at 4:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in West Asheville, and friends are invited to drop by and share memories. – Beth and Stan